Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Of the cue ball: (going) into a pocket, after cannoning another ball.
  • n. When the cue ball accidentally goes into a pocket after striking the object ball.

Etymologies

From a reconstitution of (go) in + off (preposition), as used in phrases such as, "The white has gone in off the black." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Diego Maradona Jr Jr, in-off the time clock and a real American hero

    Leonard Barden on Chess

  • This advantage increased to two frames when an in-off on 38 that Trump should have avoided allowed Higgins in for 62.

    John Higgins seals fourth world title in poignant win over Judd Trump

  • Frame one could have gone either way as Higgins, needing a snooker, forced an unfortunate in-off from his opponent.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan considers retirement after defeat to Judd Trump

  • A jenny is a difficult in-off shot to the middle pocket, usually with the object ball close to the side-cushion; a pair of breeches is a simultaneous in-off and pot red in the top pockets. (p. 19)

    The Sky Writer

  • Half-time substitute Mayuka was fed by Isaac Chansa, before he held off a Ghanaian challenge and on the half turn fired into the bottom corner and in-off the post.

    BBC News - Home

  • Zamora laid the ball off to Murphy and his shot was deflected in-off Kompany.

    BBC News - Home

  • But he went in-off when potting the final green and Walden was soon level after adding the next.

    BBC News - Home

  • Back in 2005, Jones won by executing an in-off for the winning four with the hammer in the

    Winnipeg Sun

  • He made a sharp start, aided by an error from Williams who went in-off into the centre pocket off the black.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • There was a difficult in-off for the winning four with the hammer in the 2005 Canadian final.

    Winnipeg Sun

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.